Privacy Info

Information We Hold

3rd Washington Scout Group takes the issue of privacy very seriously and is committed to protecting and respecting our users' privacy online. This Privacy Statement sets out our current data processing practices. If you have any queries or concerns regarding these practices, you should contact us at

1. The Information We Collect

The only circumstances in which we will provide any of your personal data to a third party for non commercial purposes are those contained in this Privacy Policy.

2. Registration Information

When you register to join 3rd Washington Scouts,, we ask for you for your name, your child's name, contact numbers and date of birth. We share this information with Houghton-Le-Spring District ( who manage our waiting list on behalf of the group.

When you become a member of 3rd Washington Scouts, we collect additional emergency contact information, a second parent or guardian contact details, any additional needs and permissions for participation in group activities.

We collect attendance information and badge achievement information of our members during their time in the group.

3. Sharing of Data

We don't share the data supplied by you with any 3rd parties other than:-

  • Houghton-Le-Spring Scout district who manage the waiting list for scouting in Houghton-Le-Spring District (covering Washington, Hetton and Houghton).

  • Where we use a 3rd party activity provider and they require information to ensure the safe running of an event.

4. Advertising

3rd Washington Scouts do not use any advertising on it's website.

5. Legal Jurisdiction

All personal information is held and processed in line with the Data Protection Act.

6. Further Information

3rd Washington Scouts ( will as part of it's normal operation send out to information emails. Members will be automatically enrolled on to group emails, but are able to opt out by request.

7. Disclosure of Data by Order of a Court and Security

We reserve the right to communicate a Member's personal information as we hold to third parties who are empowered by regulation, statute or order of a court.

We have security measures in place to protect our member database. Access to this database is restricted internally.

8. The Use of Cookies by 3rd Washington Scouts

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Name Purpose
More information

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

9. The Data Protection Act

You can obtain further information about data protection laws by visiting the Information Commissioner's website at

10. Contacting 3rd Washington Scouts (

If you want to contact us to raise any questions about this privacy statement, or any general matters relating to, you can contact us using this email address:

Please use this address if you wish to request from us a copy of the personal data we hold about you. Please note that under English law we are entitled to charge you a fee for providing this service.

11. Google Analytics

Visitors to this website who have javascript enabled are tracked using Google Analytics. Google Analytics collects the following types of information from users:

Type of user agent (web browser) used, software manufacture and version number.
Type of operating system
Screen colors (color processing ability of the users screen)
Javascript support
Flash version
Screen resolution
Network location and IP address
Can include country, city, state, region, county, or any other geographic data.
Bandwidth (internet connection speed)
Time of visit
Pages visited
Time spent on each page of the website
Referring site statistics
The website (URL) the user came through in order to arrive at this website (example: clicking on a hyperlink from that took the user to this website)
Search engine query used (example: typing in a phrase into a search engine like Google, and clicking on a link from that search engine)This data is only used to optimise our website for our visitors.

This data DOES NOT include any personalised identification information such as:

Phone numbers
Email addresses
Mailing addresses
Bank account numbers
Credit card information